WELCOME TO YEAR 4 2018-2019!
Class 9 teacher - Miss Crosby, Class 10 teacher - Mr Ross
Our Science this term is - Electricity!
The Rotten Romans
Can you guess our Spring 2 topic? Below is a clue.
We will also be getting ready to put on a wonderful Year 3/4 production of Roald Dahl's version of Cinderella and we can't wait!
What wonderful Rainforest Projects!
The Year 4 teachers set Year 4 a homework project in which they had 3 weeks to complete a creative project (or more if they wanted too) at home based on our topic. Both Miss Crosby and Mr Ross have been blown away at the standard and creativity that some children have demonstrated. It has also been amazing to hear lots of the children discussing how it became a family project and that they enjoyed spending time with their families too. We have had lots of amazing shoe box rainforests, posters, artwork, poems and even a rap! Please have a look at some of the wonderful photographs of the children's projects below.
There's a rumble in the Jungle...
This half term, we will be studying the topic: There's a rumble in the jungle. We will be looking at the world's rainforests, deforestation and lots more. We will be researching palm oil and it's impact on rainforests and species of animals such as Orangutans. We kicked off our wonderful topic by using a fruit of the rain forest to make some delicious Banana Muffins. We also created some wonderful doodle snakes which are currently 'hanging out' in Class 9 and 10.
CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME AT OLD BASFORD!
Year 4 have been looking at states of matter this half term and worked as scientists to investigate how much gas was in different lemonades.
THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!
Get ready Year 4 for an Autumn 2 Invasion! Shields up and swords ready...
THE VIKINGS ARE COMING!
As soon as you are back from the half term break, brace yourselves for rough seas, long ships and the might of the fearless and merciless Vikings!
We know you'll all thoroughly enjoy our new topic!
As part of our topic, the children did some geography work based on map skills. They were focusing on finding the four figure grid reference for locations that we visited on our 'Hoodwinked' trail. The trick part was they had to use magnifying glasses to find the locations first and had to identify them by looking at the photographs we took on the day.
Hoodwinked WOW day
As a launch to our first topic 'Ay up me duck', the Year 4 team and some brave parent helpers took the children in to Nottingham City centre to see part of the 'Hoodwinked' art exhibition. This involved the children using maps to locate specific robins, looking at historic and important buildings around Nottingham and creating some wonderful sketches in 'real time' at the Robin Hood Statue by the castle and the Council House at Market Square. The children were impeccably behaved , learnt lots and came back to school with aching feet! What a wonderful way to start our topic. Please have a look at some photographs from our day below.
Year 4 take on the Hoodwinked Trail
We hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and we are looking forward to learning lots together. Please keep an eye on our webpage for any updates and exciting events taking place in Year 4.
Year 4 2017-2018 (Archive)
We hope you will be able to join us for our year 3/4 Science fair! Letters have gone out this week so please send back the slip if you can make it!
SUMMER TERM PART 2!
OUTDOOR LEARNING DAY
On Friday 18th May Year 4 went outside for their maths lesson. Mrs Priddy's group investigated the natural surroundings and found out the height of trees, length of sticks and recorded the data they collected in a graph. Mr Ross' group continued investigating time with recording their time to complete the trim trail. We had a great time in the sunshine!
TEETH LEAFLETS WITH YEAR 2
Well done year 4!
Water did not damage the egg at all so we were relieved that is what we drink all day at school!
The orange juice caused the shell to crack because it has lots of citric acid in.
The milk softened the shell but didn't damage it as much because of the calcium.
Unsurprisingly, the caffeine in the cola dyed the egg brown.
Finally, we were horrified by the damage done by the energy drink which caused the shell to even decompose in Mr Ross' class!
We will think very carefully about what drinks we pick next time.
OUR TEETH EXPERIMENT
or orange juice?
Check back to see our results!
Now that we have finally arrived in the summer term, we would like to give you a quick update on what to look forward to...
In year 4 we will be learning all about teeth and healthy living this term. We will be using a range of non-fiction books to help us write a leaflet about teeth and how to keep them healthy along with a set of instructions of how to properly brush them. We will also us the story of Monkey and Papa God to write a short story from another culture.
This half term we will be continuing our work on decimals and we will begin to look at money too. We are going to link our Walesby visit to our work on graphs.
For the first half of the summer term we will be learning about teeth and the digestive system such as the types of teeth, how our body uses food, etc. In PSHE we are looking at ‘being a good friend’ as part of our SEALS education. In RE we are finding out about the story of Moses. We will be singing bi weekly with our singing instructor and the children will continue to learn guitars on a Tuesday with Mr Hull. Children who play the guitar at home also have the opportunity to take the music from the lessons home to practice. In computing we will also be using espresso coding to learn how to code.
Things to know...
Monday’s weekly outdoor PE session will now focus on a range of athletics skills in preparation for sports day! We expect the children to bring a tracksuit top, bottoms and trainers. On Wednesdays during the first half of the summer term we will be swimming and the children will need to ensure they have brought appropriate swimming clothes, a towel and goggles (if a permission note has been given). Swimming will last up to the end of the half term.
Things to look forward to:
Walesby meeting – 25th April
Walesby – W/C 21st May
Sports day – 8th June
Science parents workshop - May 3rd
MAGGIE THE OWL REWARD
BRITISH SCIENCE WEEK AFTERNOON
WORLD BOOK DAY AND A LITTLE SNOW!
YEAR 4 WORLD BOOK DAY
Year 4 we think STOLE THE SHOW today (3.2.18) with their incredible costumes for World Book Day!
How BRILLIANT do they all look!
READING WITH YEAR 1
DOUBLE, DOUBLE, TOIL AND TROUBLE!
Miss Longmate is so proud to say that the lead swimming instructor approached her at the end of the session on the 24th January to say how impressed he is by the year 4 children. He said they had super manners, listened well and had great behaviour. Well done year 4, you have made us feel so proud!
CHILD INVENTOR ONE DAY WONDER
SPRING TERM TOPIC: THE RAINFOREST
After Christmas we have a very busy half term with one of our favourite topics; rainforests. We will also be learning about animal food chains in Science alongside a brief study of the Mayans in History. We can't wait and know the children will enjoy it just as much as we will! Please do read our curriculum flyer below to find out more about what we will be learning next term.
Year 4 Visit to Clover Green
Year 4 visited Clover Green Residential home on Wednesday 6th December. The children sung traditional Christmas Carols to the residents who joined in merrily. After the carols, the children were given orange squash and sweets which they thoroughly enjoyed! We then moved around the room chatting to the residents about their lives.
Year 4 were a credit to Old Basford School and were so well mannered and thoughtful and the afternoon was enjoyed by all.
After working incredibly hard this half term the year 4 children are looking forward to a well deserved rest over the holidays. We have already seen a brilliant piece of homework for our Black and Asian heroes project and we can't wait to see what the rest of the children create! Next half term we will be doing one of our favourite topics; the vicious Vikings and Anglo-Saxons! The children will have a Viking dress up day and we will create our own Viking shields amongst many other exciting activities. We can't wait! Information will come nearer the time about when our Viking day is so please look out for this!
THE EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES
On the 26th of September year 4 had fun joining in with our school celebration for the European day of languages. We challenged ourselves to say 'hello' in as many languages as possible. Year 4 managed some from as far away as Nigeria and China! How many ways can you say hello?
On Monday 18th September Year 4 had a very reflective morning for our Harvest Festival One Day Wonder. First of all we learnt about what the Harvest Festival is and how it is celebrated around the world. We then thought about those who are less fortunate than us and made a huge list of the things we are thankful for. Some of these included; our parents, our school and even our brothers and sisters. Following this we created some beautiful thankfulness pumpkins which are on display in both classrooms. Throughout the morning we also went out of class to try some traditionally British harvest foods such as apples, beetroot, tomatoes and cucumber. The beetroot was not a popular choice! Take a look at our pictures below.
OUR FIRST WEEK IN YEAR 4!
WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YEAR 4?
Children will need to have their red home/school diaries and reading books in school with them every day.
- Both classes will have outdoor P.E on a Monday afternoon. The children will need an outdoor PE kit in school, this should include a plain tracksuit, white t-shirt and suitable trainers.
- Both classes also have indoor PE on a Friday afternoon so the children will need a plain white t-shirt and some black shorts or leggings.
- After Christmas, year 4 will go swimming every Wednesday morning until the second half of the summer term.
At Old Basford School, we think that it is incredibly important for every child to enjoy reading. We also aim for all of our children to be able to read fluently and with a good understanding of the text.
As in previous years, all children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week which should be signed by an adult. At the start of the year, we also ask that you sign the reading contract in the front of the children's diaries.
If your child reads 3 times in a week, they will receive a stamp in their diary and proud points. There is also 'reading challenge bingo' in the back of their diaries along with a list of the 'top 50 Old Basford books'.
In year four, children will be given a piece of homework every Monday. This will either be reading comprehension or Numeracy homework and will be given out in their new homework books. Homework has to be handed in by the following Monday which means that children will have 1 week to complete their homework.
Spelling and Times Table tests will take place on a Tuesday. New spellings and Times tables will also be given out on this day. We aim for everyone to know all of their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12, including their division facts, by the end of year 4! Any additional practice you can do at home will really help you with learning them.